.... was a way of saying a person was upwardly mobile and getting out of the Hollow. Hamms, the brewer, actually did living in Swede Hollow for a time and failed in his business attempts until he inherited the brewery. He never really left the Hollow, building a mansion that overlooked it. It's no longer there; it burned down. But if you wander the little streets behind the Swede Hollow Cafe you'll find the little park and historic marker.
I tuned into the debate for a short time this afternoon and was impressed by the civility of the conversation. I am awed by those who voted contrary to the party line, and I am humbled by the strength and courage of the people who fought for this bill.
Who are these people who have men calling the house and threatening to kill them, and what kind of world do they live in, that they all seem to think grabbing the gun is the answer? What a drama.
If the police didn't respond properly, then the answer isn't more guns, the answer is getting things changed at the police department so nobody else goes through something like that. We lived in a bunker-down society once: it was called the Dark Ages.
I'm seeing talk about community centers, but I see nothing about schools in the article, did I miss it? I don't know the ins-and-outs of treaties, but it seems to me if I were a member of any of these tribes, the LAST aid I'd want to educate my kids is from the federal government, after the abysmal history of federal education on the reservations.
Hopefully, there will be more in the future installments.
Bills has only to look to himself to blame for his loss; in his appearances with Amy Klobuchar, he was rude, insulting and downright unpleasant. That doesn't seem to play well with Minnesota voters. We may be aggressive on the roadways, but we like "civil" in our politics.
I've heard positive feedback about his teaching, so I'm going to assume he doesn't behave that way in the classroom.
Some things that might not be understood by the readers here, is that poverty is often a full-time job in itself. Sure, it's better to shop around ... but you have to be able to afford a car, which many people don't, or you're paying for bus fare and lugging heavy bags. If you have a job (or two, or three), time makes the whole enterprise extremely problematical.
Coupons: from where? Can you afford the newspaper? Can you afford the ink to print them online? Can you afford a...
Watching the tears and joyful disbelief in the "Vote No" crowd Tuesday tonight, my first thought was, what has society done to them, that they can be so overwhelmed by vindication from their fellow citizens? My second thought, tearing up myself, was "Glory, glory, hallelujah!"
They compromised their principles (if they had any to begin with) to please the GOP party and the Tea Party trend, and used up two years preaching a gospel of hate and inequality. It's a slippery slope, once we take that first step; self-honesty is usually one of the first things to go. They could be minor characters in a Shakespeare tragedy. But only minor.
It's hard to explain homelessness to people who have never experienced it. And while I understand why people think it's important to keep elections honest, I sometimes think that underneath it all, people don't believe that homeless people deserve a say. I think, if we aren't careful, we're going to move back to the time when only landed gentry had a vote.